The Friday 56

Blogmas Day 8: The Friday 56 – The Language of Thorns

Blogmas Day 8

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple

This week I’m reading the beautifully illustrated Language of Thorns, and absolutely loving it. This quote is from the second story in the collection, The Too Clever Fox.

Language of Thorns

The bear laughed so loudly that he shook the nightingale from her branch in the valley below. He and Koja shared the chicken and the kvas and spent the night exchanging stories.
From then on, they were friends, and it was known that to cross the fox was to risk Ivan Gostov’s wrath.
Then winter came and the black bear went missing.

This is one of the best short story anthologies I’ve read in a long time, and I love the way the illustration for each story progresses as the plot does. Leigh Bardugo is one of my favourite authors and it’s wonderful to read something new (and very different) by her.

What are you reading this week? Have you read any of Leigh’s books? If so, what did you think?

Until next time, Kate

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